John Bean (UK)

Lives in United Kingdom Waterfoot, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 29, 2003

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (736 comments in total)
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2JoeA7R2: Looks like the front of a 4x5 view camera with a grip on the side. Very cool.

Maybe, but head on it looks far more like a classic film Hasselblad with a grip on the side :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:39 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (300 comments in total)
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dansclic: Try to shoot oranges and apples, this test will show you had bad the Colors are coming straight out the camera as jpegs.....

'You want us to compare apples and oranges?'

No, just their full-frame equivalents. Nobody important is interested in small-format fruit like apples and oranges.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
On article Patents hint at camera on future Apple Watch (34 comments in total)
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Frank C.: Apple is losing their way...

Indeed. This seems to be an exercise in turd-polishing.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
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webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...

The designer/maker defines the primary purpose. The user is of course free to use it in any way (s)he wants, but it doesn't change the designer's intended primary function of the device.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 09:42 UTC
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webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...

I read 'real camera' as a device with the primary purpose of making photographs.

There's a reason the iPhone is not called the iCamera... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 08:33 UTC
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Jefftan: There are lots of rich people in this world, sadly not me
Question is will I buy this if I am rich? Answer is no
Lots of lens I would buy if I am rich like Zeiss Batis for Sony FE

Why? the weight. If I can stand the weight which I can't
at 400 gram roughly the same weight,
12-40 F2.8 would be much more useful although 2 stop slower

Too heavy for *me*. There's no absolute measure of the effect of weight on the user, it's entirely subjective and depends on many factors.

The E-M1 with 12-40 was a great combination, I still miss it - but not its weight :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
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Jefftan: There are lots of rich people in this world, sadly not me
Question is will I buy this if I am rich? Answer is no
Lots of lens I would buy if I am rich like Zeiss Batis for Sony FE

Why? the weight. If I can stand the weight which I can't
at 400 gram roughly the same weight,
12-40 F2.8 would be much more useful although 2 stop slower

Too true. I had the 12-40, a lovely lens that I recently sold - with reluctance -because of its weight.

Horses for courses. Not everybody has the the same requirements; choice is good.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
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p5freak: Lets see if it has extreme distortions like the Oly 12mm f2, which have to be software corrected, which is pathetic.

Size. Look at the size (and weight) of the Olympus 12/2.

Micro 4/3 was designed from the ground up to use digital correction as needed to keep lenses small. Not all lenses use it, but most wides do, certainly the 140g 12/2 does. It's a very good lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
On article mini Plaster Hand is a camera mount on a belt (43 comments in total)

Strange choice of name - sounds like something Edward Scissorhands might need if he's having a bad day.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 07:37 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: (Only slightly) off topic: I find the (new?) DPR play-on-words pun editorial approach ("waterfail") rather immature and not a pleasure to read at all.

Indeed. Tabloid 'journalism'.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 16:02 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (111 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Is the X100T orb-free?

Is acquiring an orb-free example a crapshoot?

Only the X10 had orb issues, its big brother the X100 did not. Fuji chose not to add orbs to any of the later cameras including the current X100T :-)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
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Biowizard: KUDOS to an amazing man from Imperial College. And thanks for this newsbite - I was hitherto unaware of the OWL, and have now orded two. Possibly to be followed by more, as gifts, experimental platforms, and more.

Stuff Google Cardboard - this is made from real materials.

And if it is true that Mr May likes a silver 6d coin as his plectrum, even more Kudos.

Brian (not May, but Steel, also Imperial College, also a musician)

That would be Dr May to be accurate, but I'm sure he would prefer "Brian" than "Mr May" anyhow :-)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
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Pitchertaker: Guaranteed to blow your mind..

Now I'm here I have to admit I was thinking more about fat-bottomed girls... in 3D.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 07:03 UTC
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Battersea: I just won't comment. Oh I already did. Yeah it's cool.

But it was sufficient incentive to make me add another upvote. I really don't understand humour deficiency syndrome.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
On article Processor designer ARM acquires Apical (28 comments in total)
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Bruce McL: "Processor maker ARM..."

ARM does not make processors. ARM licenses their processor designs to other companies, who make the processors. ARM itself is not a manufacturer.

The specific mention of Apical being 'UK-based' with the deal price quoted in dollars would give me the impression that the aquirer, ARM, were not a UK company.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 06:50 UTC
On article Processor designer ARM acquires Apical (28 comments in total)
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Bruce McL: "Processor maker ARM..."

ARM does not make processors. ARM licenses their processor designs to other companies, who make the processors. ARM itself is not a manufacturer.

Indeed. The name was originally an acronym of "Acorn Risc Machine", later changed to "Advanced Risc Machine".

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
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Marcel: Be at the Right Time, Right Place with the Best Camera, Lucky Photographer.

'The more I practice the luckier I get' - a quote from many sources, mainly golphers.

Good photography is like good golf; luck helps but is not a prerequisite.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
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Kevin Coppalotti: waxed cotton, leaks like a sieve after a few uses.

My experience also: waxed cotton is heavy but more reliably waterproof than Gore-Tex in torrential rain. If it starts to leak after a few years then just re-wax it.

My black wax jacket only cost me £20 though. I certainly wouldn't pay these prices for one.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (283 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I think the winner should be LX100 here. It's still the best of the pack, and the focal length of 24-70 with this fast lens is very good, 24-70/2.8 is the most used standard zoom on FF DSLR/DSLM anyway. I'm wondering what a LX200 would offer, if Panasonic would release one. Perhaps a tilted Touchscreen, and new 20 MP Sensor.

I has an R1 many years ago too. Good evf in its day.

Panasonic do themselves no favours with poor evf optics compared with (say) Olympus or Fuji which have optically superb eyepieces. The type of evf chosen by Panasonic certainly doesn't help but good optics would make for a much better user experience.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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ThePhilips: Stumbled on a simple explanation how Leica brand works, and why Leicans defend it so hard:

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/091115/psychology-behind-why-people-buy-luxury-goods.asp

"why people use so many commas . . . ."

Or an ellipsis with spaces and too many dots... ;-)

Grammar correction in a forum is A Bad Idea. It usually bites back.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 12:55 UTC
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